Practical Measures to Build Climate and Disaster Resilience at the local, regional and national level – AS3959 and timber construction

Practical Measures to Build Climate and Disaster Resilience at the local, regional and national level – AS3959 and timber construction

This report has been prepared to provide a review of the development of the Australian Standard Framework (Australian Standard AS 3959 and the related test methods and material standards) for the construction of residential buildings in Bushfire-prone Areas (BPAs) and its application to timber for consideration by CSIRO, the Chief Scientist and expert advisory panel. The review referenced studies undertaken following major bushfires and technical developments relating to the evaluation of bushfire resistant materials and construction methods and indicated how these had been addressed through progressive revisions of the standards. 

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